Barclays cut jobs and send them to India
Bankers are the most unpopular people in Europe at the moment and every single time they announce something, it only serves to make everyone more annoyed.
And now, Barclays are the latest to stick a handful of flies in our already fly-laden ointment as they announce that they're going to cut loads of jobs in Britain and send them to India.
The bank are cutting a further 285 jobs on top of 1,000 cuts they announced last week, shipping call-centre jobs and back office roles to India. This, of course, has sent officials at Unite into a bug-eyed anger.
Rob MacGregor, Unite national officer says: "At this time of economic uncertainty, why isn't this UK finance company doing all it can support its workforce in the UK, not telling them their work will now be done in India. Unite will now be challenging Barclays to ensure that the bank offers redeployment opportunities for all those impacted by the decision."
Jobs will be lost across the country in Northampton, Teesside and Merseyside. Barclaycard have stated that these roles will be offshored to India, where the bank has operations in Chennai and Mumbai.
Barclaycard said: "The proposed changes are being made as part of Barclaycard's ongoing programme of improving day-to-day operational efficiency so that it can re-invest in continuing to deliver good value products and innovative services to its customers".
Of course, one thing that doesn't look like it'll be affected is the bonuses received at the top of the Barclays pyramid. The unrelenting shithouses.